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The Impact of the Australia-China Free Trade Agreement on Australian industry and trade

Date:04 Feb 2015
Non Members: TBA
Members: TBA
Details: This is a CPA Australia organised event
CPA Australia Members: Free
Non Members: $10.00

Venue: National Australia Bank
1001 Sturt Street
Ballarat VIC 3350
Email : janej@trgaccountants.com.au
Phone: 5304 8200

The informative event will cover:
-Trade activity between Australia and China over the past 12 months in terms of outbound trade & inbound investment;
-FTA agreement details impacting Australia's Agriculture, Manufacturing and Services sectors; and
-Forecast on implications of the FTA for both outbound trade & inbound investments.

The presenter, Laura Mattiazzi, is Senior Agribusiness Manager, Asia Desk at National Australia Bank (NAB), has enjoyed an 18 years banking career across Asia and Australia.

Her banking career started with Bank of China, China and Daoheng Bank (now DBS) in Hong Kong. Laura was tertiary educated in China and completed her Postgraduate Degree in Finance at RMIT University in Melbourne with High Distinction.

Since joining NAB , she has worked in the Business Banking division in Melbourne, including as a Senior Relationship Manager in the Asian Business Banking Centre dealing with inbound property developers from Asia, particularly China market.

Laura is passionate about Asian business in Australia and this passion has taken her to join NAB Agribusiness last year to cultivate the rising demand for both trade activities to Asia and inbound capital flow into the Australian agricultural sector.

As Senior Manager, NAB Agribusiness Asia Desk, Laura assisted clients connecting and trading with Asia as well as on boarding inbound investors into the agribusiness sector.

Since inception, Laura has assisted NAB's clients to increase trade with China in UHT milk, wines, edible flowers, livestock, grain and red meat.

She also assisted NAB bankers to on board a number of overseas investors who have invested in sheep farms, meat processing plants, wineries and dairy.

In addition, Laura is heavily involved in various M&A activities by partnering with local legal, accounting and advisory firms.


FREE 2 Hour Resume Writing & Interview Coaching Seminar

Date:09 Feb 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details:
Venue: CENTRAL HIGHLANDS LIBRARY, 178 Doveton Street North, Ballarat
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431

Monday 9th February 2015, 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Location: CENTRAL HIGHLANDS LIBRARY, 178 Doveton Street North, Ballarat

To reserve your place please telephone the library on 03 5338 6850 OR email carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au

BE QUICK! LIMITED PLACES!!

We would like to invite you to attend one of our FREE 2 Hour Resume Writing Seminars where we will TEACH you how to structure the layout of YOUR own Resume/CV and Cover Letter. Please feel free to bring your current Resume/CV along.

YOU will also learn how to find the keywords in a job advertisement, how to select the "Right" Referees, how to correctly Address Key Selection Criteria and essential Interview Techniques to "Nail" that Interview!!


Speednet Events Ballarat - Mixed

Date:10 Feb 2015
Non Members: $35.00
Members: $35.00
Details:
Venue: Lake View Hotel
Email : rachel@visionary-group.com.au
Phone: 03 5331 8036

The unique structure of these Speed Networking events will have you meeting and exchanging business cards with every person in the room.

Visit www.speednetballarat.com.au


Commerce Ballarat 505 Club

Date:12 Feb 2015
Non Members: $16.50
Members: Free
Details:
Venue: BJT Legal, 38 Lydiard St S
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm

An evening of networking and fostering relationships to grow your business.

Drinks and Savouries provided
Members and Non-Members: REGISTER HERE


How to Build a Passive Income through Residential Property Investment

Date:25 Feb 2015
Non Members: TBA
Members: TBA
Details:
Venue: Craigs Royal Hotel, 10 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat
Email : janej@trgaccountants.com.au
Phone: 1300 73 73 73

CPA Australia Event
Have you ever heard stories of property investors building their multi-million dollar portfolio and wondered, how did they do it? Where did they get so much surplus cash and how did they know which property is a good choice of investment?

Well, you are not alone.

If you are curious and keen to build your own portfolio, why not join this presentation? Bryce and Ben will be discussing all those questions and focusing on how to develop a tailored property plan based on your unique household's personal and financial goals that will enable you to achieve financial independence with residential property.

About the Presenters:
Bryce Holdaway is a Partner at Empower Wealth and Co-Host of Location Location Location Australia on Foxtel's Lifestyle Channel.
Ben Kingsley is the CEO & Founder of Empower Wealth and Chair of Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA).

Cost: $25 member, $35 non member, early bird pre 31/01/2015
$35 member, $45 non member, after 1/02/2015


FREE 2 Hour Resume Writing & Interview Coaching Seminar

Date:27 Feb 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details:
Venue: CENTRAL HIGHLANDS LIBRARY, 178 Doveton Street North, Ballarat
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431
Friday 27th February 2015, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Location: CENTRAL HIGHLANDS LIBRARY, 178 Doveton Street North, Ballarat

To reserve your place please telephone the library on 03 5338 6850 OR email carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au

BE QUICK! LIMITED PLACES!!

We would like to invite you to attend one of our FREE 2 Hour Resume Writing Seminars where we will TEACH you how to structure the layout of YOUR own Resume/CV and Cover Letter. Please feel free to bring your current Resume/CV along.

YOU will also learn how to find the keywords in a job advertisement, how to select the "Right" Referees, how to correctly Address Key Selection Criteria and essential Interview Techniques to "Nail" that Interview!!


BisNet Breakfast - Kylie Bartlett

Date:03 Mar 2015
Non Members: $25.00
Members: $20.00
Details: Venue: Craig's Royal Hotel, 10 Lydiard Street South
Time: 7.00am - 9am

Our first BisNet breakfast will feature Kylie Bartlett, better known as the 'Web Celeb' an International public speaker who will share her unique take on social media and the strategies required to succeed in the new economy, followed by a social media workshop with local company JRM Social.
Members and Non-Members: REGISTER HERE


Speednet Events Ballarat - Women Only

Date:10 Mar 2015
Non Members: $35.00
Members: $35.00
Details:
Venue: Lake View Hotel
Email : rachel@visionary-group.com.au
Phone: 03 5331 8036

The unique structure of these Speed Networking events will have you meeting and exchanging business cards with every person in the room.

12.45pm Start

Visit www.speednetballarat.com.au


Corporate Governance in the 21st century: contemporary issues & major challenges

Date:11 Mar 2015
Non Members: TBA
Members: TBA
Details:
Venue: Craigs Royal Hotel 10 Lydiard Street South Ballarat
Email : janej@trgaccountants.com.au
Phone: 0417 131 494

This is a CPA Australia organised event
CPA Australia Members: $35.00
Non Members: $45.00

Mark Schultz, Director of Governance Today Pty Ltd, will discuss the major issues and challenges facing Boards. Key areas to be discussed:
- Duties & responsibilities governance principles
- Sustainability & viability
- Risk management
- Compliance
- Performance management
- Board structure & succession All attendees will receive a complimentary e-book, Governance Today. One copy of Mark's popular book publication Good governance, good business will be offered as a prize at the event.

Mark Schultz is now recognised as one of the leading advisors and commentators on corporate governance in Victoria. With over 25 years' experience and knowledge developed by working in this area as both advisor and board member/director, Mark is well placed to present a challenging and informative session on corporate governance in both the public and private sectors. In addition, Mark has published extensively on this topic, including:
- His book Good governance, good business published in 2013
- Ebook Governance Insights Vol 1, 2014 - Ebook Governance Insights Vol 2, 2015
- Governance Matters , a series of articles published in a monthly business magazine and collated into a single publication; Vol 1 2015
- Weekly blog , on anything and everything relating to contemporary corporate governance and published at www.governanectoday.com

Furthermore, Mark has invested in his own professional development by attending 2 five day programs (2012 and 2014) on corporate governance at the Harvard Business School in the Boston, USA. These programs enabled Mark to participate in an intense learning program and share this unique experience with likeminded people from across the world.


Speednet Events Ballarat - Women Only

Date:14 Apr 2015
Non Members: $35.00
Members: $35.00
Details:
Venue: Lake View Hotel
Email : rachel@visionary-group.com.au
Phone: 03 5331 8036

The unique structure of these Speed Networking events will have you meeting and exchanging business cards with every person in the room.

6.45pm Start

Visit www.speednetballarat.com.au


Bank Risk, Dealing with Banks, and Alternative Sources of Finance

Date:15 Apr 2015
Non Members: TBA
Members: TBA
Details:
Date: 15 April 2015
CPA Australia Members: $35
Non-members: $45
Venue: Craig's Hotel
Email : janej@trgaccountants.com.au
Phone: 5304 8200

CPA Australia Event

Due to popular demand, Neil Slonim of the Bank Doctor is presenting again in Ballarat between 5.30 pm and 7.00 pm on Wedesday 15 April 2015 on the important topic of Bank Risk, Dealing with Banks, and Alternative Sources of Finance. What can you do to improve the chance of the bank being there if you need them? What can banks do? What non-bank finance options are available and what are their advantages and disadvantages?

Prior to establishing thebankdoctor.com.au in 2013 and Slonim Consulting Pty Ltd in 2008, Neil Slonim enjoyed a long and successful career at NAB, holding senior leadership positions in Corporate Banking, Business Banking and Credit. His experience as a banker combined with his vast industry knowledge and personal relationships with decision makers makes him the ideal go to person for businesses that need help with their banking relationships.

Neil is a founding principal of Athenaeum Capital Pty Ltd, which provides financial and management resources to actively steward the growth of small to medium sized private businesses.

Neil Slonim holds B.Ec. and MBA degrees from Monash University, is a CPA and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Speednet Events Ballarat - Mixed

Date:12 May 2015
Non Members: $35.00
Members: $35.00
Details: Venue: Lake View Hotel
Email : rachel@visionary-group.com.au
Phone: 03 5331 8036
Details: The unique structure of these Speed Networking events will have you meeting and exchanging business cards with every person in the room.

6.45pm Start

Visit www.speednetballarat.com.au


Business Day Out 2015

Date:20 May 2015
Non Members: TBA
Members: TBA
Details: Venue: Novotel Forest Resort Creswick
Time: Registrations open at 8am for an 8:45am start
Business Day Out 2015 is a fully catered one-day conference. The day will consist of four guest speakers; Morris Miselowski - Sharon Williams - Brad Smith - Paull Jeffrey. Throughout the day participants will have a chance to interact with other like minded business people.
Early bird tickets on sale 12 January 2015


Speednet Events Ballarat - Mixed

Date:09 Jun 2015
Non Members: $35.00
Members: $35.00
Details:
Venue: Lake View Hotel
Email : rachel@visionary-group.com.au
Phone: 03 5331 8036

The unique structure of these Speed Networking events will have you meeting and exchanging business cards with every person in the room.

12.45pm Start

Visit www.speednetballarat.com.au


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